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sever cheek biting

i have been a sever cheek biter for about 10 years. i have ended up in the emergancy room with sever infections and abcesses. i thought i finaly got the habit under control but i now realize i bite my cheeks in my sleep. my mouth is curently swollen shut. i cant talk or eat or swallow. the inside of my cheeks are a horribly disturbing gooey bumpy texture.my cheeks are so swollen that the scabs and wounds on my cheeks are tearing open through out the day. this is a problem that is effecting my life in many negative way. i fear that the wounds i have now have been contaminated with fecal matter. tomarrow i will go to the doctors and tell them how i feel i have a bodily harm compulsion, but i dotn know what reaction to get. i feel i havve treid everything to stop, every kind of oral fixation replacement and i always come back to this.

i dont know what to do

i am hopeless
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I would get a mouth guard. This will keep you from biting your cheeks while your awake and also when your sleeping.
It seems like most of us that have anxiety do something to calm ourselves. Many people bite their nails, chew their hair and so on.
You can ask your dentist for a mouth guard or go to almost any store and buy one.
I hope you feel better. Take care. Remar
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thank you,
but i have tried this, because i have a pretty large under bite, store bought mouth guards just dont work for me, and i because i have no dental inssurance customised dentis ones are too expensive. 3 days ago i bit ahve way through each cheak, too the middle of the flesh and three days latter with my mouth swollen **** nad cheeks 4 inches bigger i find my self still biting,

my mind tells me to stop i know to stop i feel the pain, i cant eat or anything but its like my body is at war with my mind. my mind has no controll over my physical body anymore. and i feel like i have lost the war.

this has become a huge issue with my relation ship with my my boyfriend, my perants,
, friends, work, and with myself.

every time i find my self bitting i become overwhelmd and reduced to tears, i become cold and numb and trapped in this feeling of hoplessness.

i know i need to fidn the reasons to why i do this so i can over power it but i just dont know why i do. all i know is i cant stop and its getting worse and worse
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